Highest-Rated Movies about 'Sheriff', Sort by Popularity


A Fistful of Dollars (1964), The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2004), Outback (1971), The Delivered (2019), Bad Company (1972), Ride in the Whirlwind (1965), Hour of the Gun (1967), The Night Stalker (1971) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Sheriff movies.


A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

Sergio Leone's classic about a mysterious drifter's involvement with warring factions in a Mexican border town.

mercenary, sheriff, criminal, brother, soldier, hostage, cool

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The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2004)

Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp examines the 1955 Mississippi murder of a 14-year-old black boy who whistled at a white woman.

mother, civil rights activist, family member, sheriff, teenager, al sharpton, raw

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Outback (1971)

After finishing up the school term in a remote outback town, teacher John Grant (Gary Bond) looks forward to spending his holiday with his girlfriend in Sydney. But John gets waylaid in a mining town where a gambling spree leaves him completely broke. He quickly falls in with the hard-drinking locals, who constantly ply him with alcohol and force him to participate in a gruesome kangaroo hunt. Disgusted, John tries to hitchhike out of town and, when that fails, begins to contemplate suicide.

schoolteacher, sheriff, doctor, alcoholic, frightful, gritty, school

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The Delivered (2019)

Living a life of Puritan stricture with her family in 1657, a woman's world is shaken to its core by the unexpected arrival of a young couple closely pursued by a ruthless sheriff and his deputy.

family, couple, sheriff, puritan, abusive husband, bleak, brooding

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Bad Company (1972)

A young man evading the Civil War encounters a conniving drifter and his lawless gang after venturing into the West.

outlaw, soldier, farmer, con artist, sheriff, bleak, thrilling

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Ride in the Whirlwind (1965)

Two out of three cowboys (Cameron Mitchell, Jack Nicholson) run for their lives after meeting up with outlaws and a lynch-law posse.

outlaw, cattleman, rancher, robber, cowboy, sheriff, bleak

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Hour of the Gun (1967)

Wyatt Earp (James Garner) deputizes Doc Holliday (Jason Robards) and forms a posse to hunt Ike Clanton (Robert Ryan) and his gang.

marshal, outlaw, gambler, sheriff, wyatt earp, thrilling, fiery

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The Night Stalker (1971)

After several high-profile newspapers fire him for his difficult attitude, investigative journalist Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin) finds a job following the police beat for a small Las Vegas publication. When Carl discovers a series of dead showgirls drained of blood with bite marks on their necks, the police hesitate to take the case any further, and his boss (Simon Oakland) wants nothing to do with the story, leading Carl to believe there may be a real vampire prowling the city streets.

newspaper reporter, district attorney, boss, showgirl, sheriff, chilling, thrilling

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Unforgiven (1992)

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny (Clint Eastwood) reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) and a young man, The "Schofield Kid" (Jaimz Woolvett).

gunslinger, sheriff, prostitute, writer, cowboy, confident, dark

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Ace in the Hole (1951)

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to rekindle his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.

reporter, editor, treasure hunter, wife, sheriff, engaging, dark

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No Country for Old Men (2007)

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

hunter, serial killer, sheriff, wife, veteran, chilling, dark

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Rio Bravo (1959)

A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.

sheriff, drunk, crippled man, rancher, gunslinger, gambler, amusing

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A Lesson Before Dying (1999)

A caring teacher (Don Cheadle) tries to inspire strength and dignity in an innocent black man (Mekhi Phifer) condemned to death in 1940s Louisiana.

schoolteacher, young man, lawyer, woman, reverend, sheriff, bleak

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Stagecoach (1939)

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.

outlaw, sheriff, prostitute, pregnant woman, gambler, indian, spectacular

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His Girl Friday (1940)

A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

editor, reporter, insurance salesman, murderer, sheriff, mayor, amusing

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Mississippi Burning (1988)

Two F.B.I. Agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

fbi agent, mayor, sheriff, klansman, activist, wife, tense

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The Hateful Eight (2015)

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

bounty hunter, fugitive, prisoner, sheriff, stranger, man, brooding

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My Darling Clementine (1946)

The Earps battle the Clantons at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

sheriff, cowboy, barber, schoolteacher, gambler, love interest, charming

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Purgatory (1999)

After outlaw Blackjack Britton (Eric Roberts) and his gang hold up a bank, they escape through a dust storm and wind up in the sleepy town of Refuge. Finding its inhabitants and sheriff (Sam Shepard) unusually passive and genteel, Blackjack and his bunch begin to take advantage, causing all manner of trouble. The gang can't fathom the town's lack of fight until they learn that Refuge is actually a purgatory for famous dead gunfighters who must resist the violence that marked their lives.

wild bill hickok, jesse james, billy the kid, doc holliday, outlaw, sheriff, gritty

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Blazing Saddles (1974)

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

sheriff, gunslinger, attorney, cowboy, friend, outlandish, madcap

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First Blood (1982)

A veteran Green Beret is forced by a cruel Sheriff and his deputies to flee into the mountains and wage an escalating one-man war against his pursuers.

veteran, sheriff, commanding officer, deputy, vietnam vet, brutal, gripping

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The Shootist (1976)

A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity.

gunslinger, outlaw, innkeeper, son, sheriff, ex-lover, gritty

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Winchester '73 (1950)

The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another parallels a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive.

sergeant, cowboy, sheriff, prostitute, outlaw, tense, spirited

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Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

A one-armed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

stranger, tough guy, sheriff, pretty woman, gritty, tense, desert

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Destry Rides Again (1939)

Deputy sheriff Destry tames the town of Bottle Neck, including saloon singer Frenchy.

sheriff, boss, drunk, singer, amusing, lighthearted, small town

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The Defiant Ones (1958)

Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

criminal, prisoner, sheriff, captain, landowner, brash, endearing

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Gun Crazy (1950)

A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is.

sharpshooter, pacifist, newlywed, reporter, sheriff, sister, cool

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El Dorado (1967)

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.

gunslinger, sheriff, tycoon, deputy, thug, spirited, gritty

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Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

A fiercely independent cowboy gets himself locked up in prison to escape with an old friend.

cowboy, sheriff, wife, deputy, friend, disheartening, somber

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The Scarlet Empress (1934)

A German noblewoman enters into a loveless marriage with the dim-witted, unstable heir to the Russian throne, then plots to oust him from power.

noblewoman, duke, mother-in-law, count, husband, ruler, emotional

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